E-galley received for review.
I really liked the idea of this and was excited to receive it for review but the execution left much to be desired. Granted, I did receive it in e-galley form which I read on my iPad, but various unfinished artwork and such does not affect the story itself and the story was sadly lacking.
I wasn't particularly impressed with the characters, who were rather bland, or the "narrator" who was actually more than a bit annoying rather than amusing which was what the author was going for. It felt like it was trying too hard to provide the energy,humor, and pace of a Lemony Snicket and it frankly just fell short. Very, very short.
What the story sadly lacked was somewhat compensated for but the lovely illustrations by Jeremy Holmes. but overall I'd have to recommend a pass on this one unless you are really desperate for something new and have literally nothing else to read.
★★☆☆☆ = Just Okay